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2013-12-30.UNO, .MENU, .SEXY, .TATTOO, شبكة., .みんな

You can now submit your binding applications for the these new TLDs via API and web interface. The launch dates and prices are as stated below.

.UNO

Sunrise: until February 6, 2014 (15:00 UTC)
Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file
140.00 USD (Gold) / 150.00 USD (Silver) / 160.00 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee for the first year
The Registration Fee will be refunded completely, if a Sunrise Application fails.

Landrush: February 12, 2014 (15:00 UTC) to March 13, 2014 (15:00 UTC)
200.00 USD (Gold) / 210.00 USD (Silver) / 220.00 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee for the first year
The Registration Fee will be refunded completely, if a Landrush Application fails.

General Availability (GA): As of March 19, 2014 (15:00 UTC)
No restrictions, "first-come, first-served".
28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) per year per domain


.MENU:

Sunrise: until February 6, 2014 (15:00 UTC)
Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file
190.00 USD (Gold) / 200.00 USD (Silver) / 210.00 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee for the first year
36.00 USD (Gold) / 39.50 USD (Silver) / 43.00 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee for the subsequent years
The Registration Fee will be refunded completely, if a Sunrise Application fails.

Landrush: February 10, 2014 (15:00 UTC) bis March 12, 2014 (15:00 UTC)
140.00 USD (Gold) / 150.00 USD (Silver) / 160.00 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee per year PLUS a non-refundable Application Fee of 95.00 USD

General Availability: As of March 17, 2014 (15:00 UTC)
36.00 USD (Gold) / 39.50 USD (Silver) / 43.00 USD (Bronze) per year per domain


.SEXY & .TATTOO:

Sunrise: until February 9, 2014 (14:00 UTC)
Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file
Sunrise prices for .TATTOO:
28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee per year PLUS a non-refundable Application Fee of 290.00 USD
Sunrise prices for .SEXY:
19.20 USD (Gold) / 21.10 USD (Silver) / 23.20 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee per year PLUS a non-refundable Application Fee of 290.00 USD

Please notice, that there won't be a Landrush for .SEXY and .TATTOO.

General Availability (GA): As of February 25, 2014
No restrictions, first-come, first-served.
GA prices for .TATTOO:
28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) per year per domain
GA prices for .SEXY:
19.20 USD (Gold) / 21.10 USD (Silver) / 23.20 USD (Bronze) per year per domain


شبكة.

= xn--ngbc5azd, .Shabaka, Arabic for web or network; only Arabic characters, Arabic-Indic and Latin digits as well as hyphens allowed

Sunrise: Until December 29 (23:59 UTC) - Auctioning model
2-year registrations only! Only for trademark owners with valid SMD file.
142.50 USD (Gold) / 156.50 USD (Silver) / 172.00 USD (Bronze) domain registration fee per year (refundable if the registration fails) PLUS a non-refundable application fee of 17.00 USD

Landrush: January 2, 2014 (00:00 UTC) until January 31, 2014 (23:59 UTC) - Auctioning model
1-year registrations only!
15.00 USD (Gold) / 16.00 USD (Silver) / 17.00 USD (Bronze) domain registration fee per year (refundable if the registration fails) PLUS a non-refundable Application Fee of 8.50 USD

General Availability: As of February 4, 2014 (00:00 UTC)
Registration period: 1-10 years
15.00 USD (Gold) / 16.00 USD (Silver) / 17.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain


.みんな

= xn--q9jyb4c, means "everyone" in the Japanese syllabary writing Hiragana and can be transliterated into "MINNA". Both Japanese and Latin scripts are allowed.

Sunrise: until February 14, 2014 (time of day TBA) - only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file.
Landrush (overlaps with last 30 days of Sunrise): January 15, 2014 until February 14, 2014 (time of day TBA)
Quiet Period: February 14 to 21, 2014 (time of day TBA)
General Availability (GA): As of February/March 2014 (date TBA)

Sunrise / Landrush / GA prices for .みんな:
1.500,00 JPY (Gold) / 1.650,00 JPY (Silver) / 1.800,00 JPY (Bronze) per year per domain

2013-12-20New gTLDs of the Donuts Registry - Launch details Round 1 - 6


ROUND 1: .BIKE, .CLOTHING, .GURU, .HOLDINGS, .PLUMBING, .SINGLES, .VENTURES

Sunrise: until January 24, 2014
Early Access Program (EAP): January 29 to February 5, 2014
General Availability (GA): As of February 5, 2014

Sunrise prices for .BIKE, .CLOTHING, GURU, .PLUMBING, and .SINGLES:
28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) Domain Registration Fee per year PLUS a non-refundable Application Fee of 100.00 USD

Sunrise prices for .HOLDINGS and .VENTURES:
47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56.90 USD (Bronze) Domain Registration Fee per year PLUS a non-refundable Application Fee of 100.00 US

EAP prices for .BIKE, .CLOTHING, GURU, .PLUMBING, and .SINGLES:
28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) Domain Registration Fee per year PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500.00 USD on Day 1, 2,650.00 USD on Day 2, 1,025.00 USD on Day 3, 550.00 USD on Day 4, 125.00 USD on Day 5, 6 and 7

EAP prices for .HOLDINGS and .VENTURES:
47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56.90 USD (Bronze) Domain Registration Fee per year PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500.00 USD on Day 1, 2,650.00 USD on Day 2, 1,025.00 USD on Day 3, 550.00 USD on Day 4, 125.00 USD on Day 5, 6 and 7

GA prices for .BIKE, .CLOTHING, GURU, .PLUMBING, and .SINGLES:
28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze)  per year per domain

GA prices for .HOLDINGS and .VENTURES:
47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56.90 USD (Bronze)  per year per domain


ROUND 2: .EQUIPMENT, .GALLERY, .GRAPHICS, .LIGHTING, .PHOTOGRAPHY, .CAMERA, .ESTATE

Sunrise: December 3 to January 31, 2014
Early Access Program (EAP): February 5 to 12, 2014
General Availability (GA): As of February 12, 2014

Sunrise prices for .EQUIPMENT, .GALLERY, .GRAPHICS, .LIGHTING, and .PHOTOGRAPHY:
18.70 USD (Gold) / 20.60 USD (Silver) / 22.60 USD (Bronze) Domain Registration Fee per year PLUS a non-refundable Application Fee of 100.00 USD

Sunrise prices for .CAMERA and .ESTATE:
28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) Domain Registration Fee per year PLUS a non-refundable Application Fee of 100.00 USD

EAP prices for .EQUIPMENT, .GALLERY, .GRAPHICS, .LIGHTING, and .PHOTOGRAPHY:
18.70 USD (Gold) / 20.60 USD (Silver) / 22.60 USD (Bronze) Domain Registration Fee per year PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500.00 USD on Day 1, 2,650.00 USD on Day 2, 1,025.00 USD on Day 3, 550.00 USD on Day 4, 125.00 USD on Day 5, 6 and 7

EAP prices for .CAMERA and .ESTATE:
28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) Domain Registration Fee per year PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500.00 USD on Day 1, 2,650.00 USD on Day 2, 1,025.00 USD on Day 3, 550.00 USD on Day 4, 125.00 USD on Day 5, 6 and 7

GA prices for .EQUIPMENT, .GALLERY, .GRAPHICS, .LIGHTING, and .PHOTOGRAPHY:
18.70 USD (Gold) / 20.60 USD (Silver) / 22.60 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

GA prices for .CAMERA and .ESTATE:
28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) per year per domain


ROUND 3: .TECHNOLOGY, .DIRECTORY, .TODAY, .CONTRACTORS, .CONSTRUCTION, .LAND, .KITCHEN:

Sunrise: December 10 to February 7, 2014
Early Access Program (EAP): February 12 to 19, 2014
General Availability (GA): As of February 19, 2014

Sunrise prices for .TECHNOLOGY, .DIRECTORY, .TODAY:
18.70 USD (Gold) / 20.60 USD (Silver) / 22.60 USD (Bronze) Domain Registration Fee per year PLUS a non-refundable Application Fee of 100.00 USD

Sunrise prices for .CONTRACTORS, .CONSTRUCTION, .LAND, .KITCHEN:
28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) Domain Registration Fee per year PLUS a non-refundable Application Fee of 100.00 USD

EAP prices for .TECHNOLOGY, .DIRECTORY, .TODAY:
18.70 USD (Gold) / 20.60 USD (Silver) / 22.60 USD (Bronze) Domain Registration Fee per year PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500.00 USD on Day 1, 2,650.00 USD on Day 2, 1,025.00 USD on Day 3, 550.00 USD on Day 4, 125.00 USD on Day 5, 6 and 7

EAP prices for .CONTRACTORS, .CONSTRUCTION, .LAND, .KITCHEN:
28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) Domain Registration Fee per year PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500.00 USD on Day 1, 2,650.00 USD on Day 2, 1,025.00 USD on Day 3, 550.00 USD on Day 4, 125.00 USD on Day 5, 6 and 7

GA prices for .TECHNOLOGY, .DIRECTORY, .TODAY:
18.70 USD (Gold) / 20.60 USD (Silver) / 22.60 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

GA prices for .CONTRACTORS, .CONSTRUCTION, .LAND, .KITCHEN:
28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

 
ROUND 4: .DIAMONDS, .ENTERPRISES, .TIPS, .VOYAGE:

Sunrise: December 17 to February 14, 2014
Early Access Program (EAP): February 19 to 26, 2014
General Availability (GA): As of February 26, 2014

Sunrise prices for .ENTERPRISES:
28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee per year PLUS a non-refundable Application Fee of 100.00 USD

Sunrise prices for .TIPS:
18.70 USD (Gold) / 20.60 USD (Silver) / 22.60 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee per year PLUS a non-refundable Application Fee of 100.00 USD

Sunrise prices for .DIAMONDS and .VOYAGE:
47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56.90 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee per year PLUS a non-refundable Application Fee of 100.00 USD

EAP prices for .ENTERPRISES:
28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee per year PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500.00 USD on day 1, 2,650.00 USD on day 2, 1,025.00 USD on day 3, 550.00 USD on day 4, 125.00 USD on day 5, 6 and 7

EAP prices for .TIPS:
18.70 USD (Gold) / 20.60 USD (Silver) / 22.60 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee per year PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500.00 USD on day 1, 2,650.00 USD on day 2, 1,025.00 USD on day 3, 550.00 USD on day 4, 125.00 USD on day 5, 6 and 7

EAP prices for .DIAMONDS and .VOYAGE:
47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56.90 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee per year PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500.00 USD on day 1, 2,650.00 USD on day 2, 1,025.00 USD on day 3, 550.00 USD on day 4, 125.00 USD on day 5, 6 and 7

GA prices for .ENTERPRISES:
28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

GA prices for .TIPS:
18.70 USD (Gold) / 20.60 USD (Silver) / 22.60 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

GA prices for .DIAMONDS and .VOYAGE:
47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56.90 USD (Bronze) per year per domain


ROUND 5: .SHOES, .CAREERS, .PHOTOS and RECIPES:

Sunrise: December 24 to February 21, 2014
Early Access Program (EAP): February 26 to March 3, 2014
General Availability (GA): as of March 3, 2014

Sunrise prices for .PHOTOS:
18.70 USD (Gold) / 20.60 USD (Silver) / 22.60 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee per year PLUS a non-refundable Application Fee of 100.00 USD

Sunrise prices for .SHOES:
28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee per year PLUS a non-refundable Application Fee of 100.00 USD

Sunrise prices for .CAREERS and .RECIPES:
47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56.90 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee per year PLUS a non-refundable Application Fee of 100.00 USD

EAP prices for .PHOTOS:
18.70 USD (Gold) / 20.60 USD (Silver) / 22.60 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee per year PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500.00 USD on day 1, 2,650.00 USD on day 2, 1,025.00 USD on day 3, 550.00 USD on day 4, 125.00 USD on day 5, 6 and 7

EAP prices for .SHOES:
28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD(Bronze) Registration Fee per year PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500.00 USD on day 1, 2,650.00 USD on day 2, 1,025.00 USD on day 3, 550.00 USD on day 4, 125.00 USD on day 5, 6 and 7

EAP prices for .CAREERS and .RECIPES:
47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56.90 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee per year PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500.00 USD on day 1, 2,650.00 USD on day 2, 1,025.00 USD on day 3, 550.00 USD on day 4, 125.00 USD on day 5, 6 and 7

GA prices for .PHOTOS:
18.70 USD (Gold) / 20.60 USD (Silver) / 22.60 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

GA prices for .SHOES:
28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

GA prices for .CAREERS and .RECIPES:
47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56.90 USD (Bronze) per year per domain


ROUND 6: .LIMO, .DOMAINS, .CAB and .COMPANY:


Sunrise: December 31 to March 1, 2014
Early Access Program (EAP) : March 5 to 12, 2014
General Availability (GA): as of March 12 2014

Update: Please note the amended launch time-table for .COMPANY due to ICANN contracting!
Sunrise: December 31 to March 8, 2014
Early Access Program (EAP) : March 12 to 19, 2014
General Availability (GA): as of March 19, 2014

Sunrise prices for .COMPANY:
18.70 USD (Gold) / 20.60 USD (Silver) / 22.60 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee per year PLUS a non-refundable Application Fee of 100.00 USD

Sunrise prices for .DOMAINS and .CAB:
28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee per year PLUS a non-refundable Application Fee of 100.00 USD

Sunrise prices for .LIMO:
47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56,90 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee per year PLUS a non-refundable Application Fee of 100.00 USD

EAP prices for .COMPANY:
18.70 USD (Gold) / 20.60 USD (Silver) / 22.60 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee per year PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500.00 USD on day 1, 2,650.00 USD on day 2, 1,025.00 USD on day 3, 550.00 USD on day 4, 125.00 USD on day 5, 6 and 7

EAP prices for .DOMAINS and .CAB:
28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee per year PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500.00 USD on day 1, 2,650.00 USD on day 2, 1,025.00 USD on day 3, 550.00 USD on day 4, 125.00 USD on day 5, 6 and 7

EAP prices for .LIMO:
47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56.90 USD (Bronze) Registration Fee per year PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500.00 USD on day 1, 2,650.00 USD on day 2, 1,025.00 USD on day 3, 550.00 USD on day 4, 125.00 USD on day 5, 6 and 7

GA prices for .COMPANY:
18.70 USD (Gold) / 20.60 USD (Silver) / 22.60 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

GA prices for .DOMAINS and .CAB:
28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

GA prices for .LIMO:
47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56.90 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

The commands for applications in the different phases as well as the for the conversion of non-binding pre-orders in binding applications can be found here in our Wiki. More details on Donuts TLDs can be found on this page.

2013-12-19Support unavailable on Dec. 24 to 26 and Dec. 31 to Jan.

Please note that our support team is not available from December 24 to 26 as well as from December 31 to January 1 due to the holiday season.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2014!

2013-12-03Our promotions in December

Take advantage of our special offers for some selected TLDs and boost your Christmas sales!

Click here for an overview of our current promotions.

2013-12-03Domain-Store: Whitelabel Solutions for Domains

The Domain-Store is an all-in-one solution for selling domains to end customers and is available as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in the cloud. This whitelabel shop solution is adaptable to your corporate design and allows for full automation of the domain selling process.

The Domain-Store offers a complete portfolio of ccTLDs, gTLDs and new top level domains.

For more information, please visit this page.

2013-12-03.UK: Registrations at second-level possible as of summer 2014

Nominet will allow .UK registrations at the second level (example.uk) as of summer 2014.

Any unique "example.uk" domain name (e.g. one that does not have an equivalent name already registered under .CO.UK or .ORG.UK) will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Existing .UK customers will be offered the shorter equivalent of their current address, with five years to decide whether they want to use it in addition to, or instead of the domain they already have. In cases of where for example one person holds "example.co.uk" and another holds "example.org.uk" the shorter domain will be offered to the .CO.UK registrant.  

The registry is planning to announce a definitive launch date by February 2014.

The official Nominet announcement can be found here.

2013-11-06Launch dates for over 200 new TLDs

In the course of the next two years over 700 new TLDs will be introduced step by step. In order to provide you with an overview of the numerous launch dates and phases, we have aggregated all known launch dates in a clear chart.

Please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the data. The information can change at any time and without notice. We will continuously update the records.

If you would like to assist us with updating the list, please send us your current data with TLD and applicant to info@key-systems.net (Subject: Update nTLD list).

2013-11-05Current offers: .COM, .NET, .PRO, .SX, .CO, .ME, .INFO

Benefit from the following TLD promotions and boost your domain name registrations.

Please find more details on the individual TLD page.

2013-11-05Scheduled maintenance on November 30, 2013, 08:00 - 16:00 UTC

We would like to announce RRPproxy maintenance work on:
Saturday, November 30, 2013
between 08:00 - 16:00 UTC (09:00 - 17:00 CET)

As part of this general maintenance work we will implement measures to expand the capacity of our network system between 9:00 and 10:00 UTC. Thus, our data center may be unavailable in this time window for probably 30 minutes. Occasional disconnections may be possible during the entire period of the announced maintenance.

The following services may be affected:

DNS: Available - Domains will continue to resolve normally
vServer: Available - vServers will be reachable
API: Affected
EPP server: Affected
Web interface: Affected
WHOIS: Affected
OT&E: Affected
Network connectivity: Affected

Please excuse any inconvenience this may cause.

2013-10-31.COM.AR: Deadline for renewal without validation has been extended

We are pleased to announce that the .COM.AR registry has extended the period in which renewals will be processed for domains belonging to registrants that have not yet provided documentation to prove their identity.

This period was originally scheduled to end on October 27. The new deadline is December 31, 2013. Instead of being deactivated and later deleted, domains that are set to expire on or before December 31 will be allowed to continue resolving.

The validation requirement for .COM.AR remains in effect, and services other than renewal (for example DNS modification, transfer, etc.) still cannot be processed until a given registrant completes the validation process.

2013-10-31.DE: Redemption Grace Period expected on December 3

The DENIC e.G. - the registry for .DE domains - is going to introduce a Redemption Grace Period (RGP) for .DE domains. The introduction is expected to take place on December 3, 2013.

After a .DE domain has been deleted, it will enter the RGP (Redemption Grace Period) which allows to restore the domain within 30 days. The RGP should protect against domain loss by accidental deletion. If no reactivation takes place in this period the domain will be deleted after 30 days.
Domains with an ongoing dispute are excluded from this RGP rule and will be deleted directly and irrevocably.

Upon the deletion af a domain name, the domain status in the whois first changes to "RedemptionPeriod". If a AuthInfo2 code is requested during the Redemption Grace Period the period is reset to 30 days. .DE domains that are registered with another provider and are in the RGP can be restored with a TransferDomain command (when specifying the AuthInfo2 code) and transferred to RRPproxy.

Please note: The fee-based .DE restore does not include a renewal of the registration period!

2013-10-31Key-Systems on the spot at WHD.local in Istanbul, Turkey

The WHD.local event in Istanbul is the last stop of the WHD.local tour (affiliate event to WorldHostingDays). The event offers hosting and cloud companies the possibility to present their solutions to the local market. Together with the Public Interest Registry (.ORG), Key-Systems will attend the regional fair as Gold Sponsor.
Please meet us at our booth - we look forward to your visit!

When & Where?
WHD.local: November 28, Istanbul, Turkey
Event location: The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul Suzer Plaza, Elmadağ 34367, Şisli, Istanbul
For more details please click here.

2013-10-29RRPproxy support team not available on November 1

Due to All Saints' Day our office is closed on Friday, November 1 and there will be no regular support on that date.

On Monday, November 4, we will be available as usual.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

2013-10-15Important changes for .TC and .VG as of today, October 15

Due to unforseeable actions undertaken by the current operator of the top level domains .VG and .TC we are currently forced to temporarily disable new registrations, renewals and incoming transfers for .VG and .TC effective as of today, October 15, 17:00 CEST (15:00 UTC). Furthermore, deletions and domain updates for .TC and .VG domains administered through RRPproxy are not possible at this time.

Meridian TLD, the current operator for .TC and .VG, has locked all affected domain names against any modifications and additionally significantly increased the fees for .TC and .VG at extremely short notice, presumable due to facing a re-delegation request regarding .VG and a pending court hearing regarding .TC.

The registry only informed us about the new pricing about 24 hours before they become effective, i.e. as of October 15, 17:00 CEST (15:00 UTC).

Restores for .VG and .TC domains are still possible with RRPproxy.

We apologize for any confusion and inconvenience caused. However, we have no influence on the decisions of the registry. We try to work out a solution as soon as possible.

2013-10-11The first new gTLD launches will start soon

The Donuts Inc. registry has announced the estimated beginning of the Sunrise for 9 new gTLDs for October 29.
These TLDs are:

  • .CAMERA
  • .CLOTHING
  • .EQUIPMENT
  • .GURU
  • .HOLDINGS
  • .LIGHTING
  • .SINGLES
  • .VENTURES
  • .VOYAGE

The Sunrise for all TLDs will last 60 days.

It is very important to note that only trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file issued by the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) can apply for an exact match domain name. Thus, trademark holders should register their trademark with TMCH as soon as possible if not yet done! We offer a service for the trademark registration - all relevant details can be found here.

Multiple parties with rights to a marked term that apply for the same domain name will settle the contention through an auction.

We will inform you as soon as more information is available. Moreover, we will provide you an update how to convert the submitted non-binding pre-orders into binding applications as soon as possible.

Please note the special DPML service of Donuts:
Domains Protected Marks List (DPML) enables brand owners to block their trademarks from registration at the second level across all Donuts TLDs at a fraction of what it would cost to defensively register the terms in all of Donuts TLDs. Donuts applied for the rights to operate 307 new, generic TLD - all open, dictionary terms. If you are interested in this service please write an e-mail to our support team.

2013-10-09New SSL products: Secure websites with Comodo

We have expanded our range of SSL certificates and we now also offer SSL certificates of the certification agency Comodo CA.

Comodo's certificates offer among others 99.3 % compatibility with browsers, 128/256 bit encryption and the TrustLogo. The Comodo products are priced very attractively and include for example low-priced certificates without identity function. The term of the certificates is one year.

An overview of the offered Comodo certificates can be find on this page.

2013-10-02RRPproxy support hours on Thursday, October 3

Due to a German holiday (Day of German Unity) our headquarters in St. Ingbert, Germany is closed on Thursday, October 3. Thus, there will be no technical support by phone and e-mail in German on that date. Technical support in English and Spanish will be available for you per e-mail and phone from 17:00 to 23:00 UTC.

As of October 4, our complete support team will be available as usual.

2013-09-30.TEL: Launch of numeric domains of eight digits or longer

Telnic Limited has announced the launch of all numeric .TEL domains of eight digits or longer from October 15, 2013 (15:00 BST).

Registrants will be able to register strings such as 0055318578561.tel or 0318-578-7561.tel. The launch will start with the General Availability at the regular .TEL price scale. Registrations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.

2013-09-30Maintenance on October 5, 2013, 07:00 - 11:00 UTC

On
Saturday, October 5, 2013
between 07:00 - 11:00 UTC (09:00 - 13:00 CEST)

we will perform scheduled maintenance work to our backbone switches. We do not expect any impact on network connectivity. This notice is for your information only.

2013-09-30Current promotions

  • .MX promotion: 1st to 5th year of a registration for only 19.99 USD until October 31
  • .SX promotion: New 1-year registrations for only 18.99 USD until December 25
  • .CO domains for only 13.99 USD until December 31
  • .ME domains for only 10.00 EUR until December 31
  • .INFO domains for only 6.49 USD December 31

Please contact our sales team for more details

2013-09-05New domain extensions available: .AFRICA.COM & .KIWI.NZ

Available now via RRPproxy:

  • .AFRICA.COM -  New domain extension by CentralNic: capitalise on a rapidly emerging continent of over 1 billion by offering thousands of short, generic and marketable domain names.
  • .KIWI.NZ - According to the registry there were 9,093 active .KIWI.NZ domain names in August. Thus, .KIWI.NZ is the fourth largest .NZ second-level domain behind .CO.NZ, .ORG.NZ and .NET.NZ.

Benefit from our ever-growing range of interesting domain endings!

2013-09-05Global launch of European .CO IDNs

The .CO registry announced the launch of further European Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) in the .CO namespace (.CO, .COM.CO, .NET.CO and .NOM.CO) in addition to the Spanish and Scandinavian languages.  

Launch date of European IDNs:
October 15, 2013, 00:00:00 UTC

Offered Languages:
Russian, German, French, Portuguese, Polish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian

The .CO registry will not be conducting a formal trademark sunrise, landrush or grandfathering period for IDNs. Please inform your customers about the new IDN options. This will help registrants to take steps to register any trade or service marks or trade names they may wish to protect.

2013-09-05.NU: New terms, transfers free of charge, 1-year registrations

.SE (The Internet Infrastructure Foundation) is the new operator of the .NU domain's registry services. Since September 2, all .NU registrations are processed using the .SE EPP interface.

Your benefits are: 1-year registrations and free transfers!

The most important changes:

  • New terms and conditions for .NU: English version & Swedish version
  • New price structure and change of currency: All domains are available at the same rate, no more Premium Domains available. The currency will be changed to Swedish Krona (SEK)
  • 1-year registrations are now possible as well
  • Transfers of .NU domain names are now free of charge and are processed in realtime via authcode. No documents are required any more.

More details can be found in our TLD-Wiki.

2013-07-31New ICANN Policy - Compliance no later than August 31, 2013

On August 31, 2013 ICANN will start enforcing the new Expired Registration Recovery Policy ("ERRP") . The ERRP is expected to promote a better understanding of registrants' options and help reduce common problems related to the expiration of gTLD registrations. Registrars will be required to notify domain owners of the expiration of their registrations at least two times: approximately one month prior to the expiration date and, again, approximately one week prior to the expiration date.

All ICANN accredited registrars and gTLD registries are required to comply with the Expired Registration Recovery Policyby no later than August 31, 2013.

IMPORTANT - Please note in advance:
As a consequence of the implementation of the new ERRP the autorenewal date for gTLDs will be changed from day 43 to day 37 in the RRPproxy system as of August 31.


Realization of the ERRP – what must be done?
RRPproxy supports you in the fulfillment of the new requirements. 

1. ERRP notification e-mails to registrants:

Starting August 31, RRPproxy will be required to send ERRP notification e-mails to the domain holders of generic domain names on the following dates:

  • 30 days before expiration date (Pre-Expiry notices)
  • 7 days before before expiration date (Pre-Expiry notices)
  • 1 day after expiration date without renewal or deletion (Post-Expiry notices)

These messages will not contain any direct reference to Key-Systems / RRPproxy and our services.

Customization service (as of August 1): If you want to customize these notifications you can among others provide your own „From“ e-mail address.

2. Interruptiin of the DNS resolution path of the registration

For at least eight days before the deletion of a domain name, the DNS records of domain name must resolve to a dedicated web page that indicates that the domain name registration has expired and that provides renewal instructions.

As a service, we will provide you with an external, neutral web page with general information for the domain owner. On day 35 within the Autorenew Grace Period the respective domain names will be forwarded to this web page for 8 days per default.
Again, this service is customizable by API and web interface (available as of August 1). If you prefer to create your own notification web page you can change the DNS resolution path of the registration.

To avoid the automatic deactivation of a domain name please set the domain name to autorenew or send a renew command prior to the deactivation time frame.


3. Notice to Registrants of Fees and Procedures

Registrars/resellers must clearly display their renewal and restore prices and a description of the methods used to deliver pre- and post-expiration notifications on their web sites. Please find the details here (item 4).

Our advice: 
Please display renewal and restore pricing on the your web site and in your registration agreement. Furthermore, please integrate details about the ERRP notifications by e-mail on your web site and in your registration agreement. Explain that the registrant will be informed about the upcoming deletion of his domain name 30 and 7 days  prior to and 1 day after the expiration date of a generic domain.

If you have any questions about the ERRP, please contact our support team.
Further details can be found in our newsletter 20 13 in the news archive of the web interface.

2013-07-31RRPproxy support hours on August 15

Our headquarters in St. Ingbert, Germany is closed on Thursday, August 15. Thus, there will be no regular support by phone and e-mail on this day.
However, our support team at our subsidiary in Mexico will be available for you by e-mail and by phone from 14:00 to 23:00 UTC by phone and e-mail (in English and Spanish).

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

2013-07-30.IN.NET: Golive on August 1

Starting August 1, 10:00 UTC, .IN.NET domain names will be generally available for registration.

.IN.NET is here to provide a global yet Indian domain name to Indians and Indian businesses seeking to establish a unique online identity.

Please activate the .IN.NET zone in the web interface ("Account -> Zones & Prices") and take notice of the registration requirements in the TLD appendix. .IN.NET domains can registered for 1 to 10 years.

We accept .IN.NET Golive applications via API and web interface ("Domain -> Application").

[COMMAND]
command = AddDomainApplication
class = INNET-GOLIVE
domain = example.in.net
period = 1
ownercontact0 = [CONTACT]
admincontact0 = [CONTACT]
techcontact0 = [CONTACT]
billingcontact0 = [CONTACT]
nameserver0 = [NAMESERVER]
nameserver1 = [NAMESERVER]

2013-07-30.GA: ccTLD for Gabon available now

As of now you can register .GA (Gabon) domains via RRPproxy. Officially, the ccTLD is in the Landrush phase until August 31. However, .GA domain names are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis during Landrush and thus can be registered via AddDomain command.

Please activate the .GA TLD in the web interface ("Account -> Zones & Prices") and take notice of the registration requirements in the TLD appendix.

.GA domains can registered for 1 to 10 years. More details can be found in the TLD Wiki.